The strength of our nation is our Army; the strength of our Army is our Soldiers; the strength of our Soldiers is our families. The Month of the Military Child commemorated in April, Military Spouse Day celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day in May, Gold Star Mothers Day celebrated on the last Sunday of September, and Military Family Appreciation Month commemorated in November are all reminders of the sacrifices made by Soldiers and their families every day. Army families are one of the pillars of Army Strong.

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Great Scott!

Great Scott! Fort Sill recognizes family of year

Fort Sill honored its family of the year, the Scotts, Nov. 13 at the Patriot Club. MORE about Great Scott! Fort Sill recognizes family of year

Fort Jackson honors families of the year

Fort Jackson honors families of the year

Fort Jackson honored its families of the year in a ceremony Nov. 14, 2014, at the Solomon Center. The Family of the Year ceremony is part of the post's Military Family Appreciation Month activities. MORE about Fort Jackson honors families of the year

National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

Military Family Appreciation Month is observed in November to recognize and honor families of service members from all branches for their unique contributions and sacrifices. The Army recognizes... MORE about National Military Family Appreciation Month 2014

Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

The garrison-level Armed Forces Action Plan Conference was held, here, Nov. 6-7 at the General Stilwell Community Center on Ord Military Community. MORE about Presidio garrison hosts annual AFAP conference

Fort Carson AFAP conference prioritizes issues

Representatives from across Fort Carson, Colorado, met Nov. 4-6 to discuss issues of concern to the installation and the Army as a whole during the Army Family Action Plan conference. MORE about Fort Carson AFAP conference prioritizes issues

Chaplain Donald Ehrke

Family Life Matters: Combating Codependency

U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ.) Donald Ehrke takes a moment to describe codependency and the often negative impacts it has on relationships. MORE about Family Life Matters: Combating Codependency

Family Octoberfest

Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'

The Army and the RAND Corporation are working together to conduct a Soldier needs assessment survey, from September to December, at 45 Army installations. MORE about Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment at AUSA

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Transitioning Soldiers and Army spouses have a trove of experience and insight to offer civilian employers, say Army experts. MORE about Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Army children are at a slightly higher risk for mental disorders, but they're also incredibly resilient, say mental health and education experts. MORE about Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family...

The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at... MORE about Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

Total Army Strong Replaces Army Family Covenant

'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family...

Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. MORE about 'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family Covenant

Sinise FFII

No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold...

As the celebrity voice of the Gold Star pins public service announcements, actor Gary Sinise is determined to help raise awareness about military Gold Star families. MORE about No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

Training offers ideas for military children

More than 100 area service providers attended a Sept. 19, 2014, training session aimed at helping them work with children of military Families. It was sponsored by the Army and coordinated by Fort... MORE about Training offers ideas for military children

Strengthening survivors

Survivor Outreach Services assists families of...

For the Survivors of deceased active duty servicemembers, finding the resilience necessary for coping with life's everyday adjustments and stressors requires a team effort. On the Fort Myer portion... MORE about Survivor Outreach Services assists families of fallen servicemembers

Military spouses attend Fort Carson Spouse Wellness Conference

Military spouses attend Fort Carson Spouse...

Military spouses from Fort Carson and other military installations in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area attended the Spouse Wellness Conference held Sept. 17, 2014, at various locations on Fort... MORE about Military spouses attend Fort Carson Spouse Wellness Conference

Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies de-stress

Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies...

A night of fun filled with laughter, dancing, prizes, giveaways and even a fashion show is what nearly 300 women from the surrounding communities were able to experience during Fort Rucker's eighth... MORE about Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies de-stress

Camp Zamas couples attend seminar, strengthen bonds of marriage

Camp Zama's couples attend seminar, strengthen...

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 10, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's married community members attended the "Whole Hearted Marriage" seminar held Sept. 5 to 7 at the Camp Zama Community Club, in... MORE about Camp Zama's couples attend seminar, strengthen bonds of marriage

3-2 ADA Meet and Greet

Soldier and Family Readiness

FORT SILL, Okla. -- "The strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of our Army is our Soldiers, the strength of our Soldiers is our Families, this is what makes us Army Strong!"... MORE about Soldier and Family Readiness

Fort McCoy youth, staff attend Youth Leadership Forum

Fort McCoy youth, staff attend Youth Leadership...

FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Youth and staff from the Fort McCoy School Age Center/Youth Center (SAC/YC) attended an Armywide Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in San Antonio, Texas, in July. SAC/YC Director... MORE about Fort McCoy youth, staff attend Youth Leadership Forum

Fort McCoy Military Family Housing: Contract...

FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A contract to build 42 new units of military Family housing on South Post was awarded Aug. 1. Carlson Constructors Corporation of Joliet, Ill., received the contract totaling... MORE about Fort McCoy Military Family Housing: Contract awarded for 42 new units

Welcome Back

Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, returned Aug. 19 from a deployment to Kuwait. The unit, which is moving to Grafenwöhr, hosted a welcoming ceremony -- marking... MORE about Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

Back to School Campaign

Back to School Campaign focuses on improving...

By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army... MORE about Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

FMWR launches a baby-friendly fitness program

Schofield's FMWR launches a baby-friendly...

Bring Your Own Baby, or BYOBootcamp, was in full swing, or body movement, if you prefer, Aug. 12 at Ralston Field, Schofield Barracks. MORE about Schofield's FMWR launches a baby-friendly fitness program

Team Military Moms to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show

'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum...

Three Fort Drum, New York, spouses will have an opportunity to show what they are made of from the confines of a pink camouflage food truck starting at 9 p.m. EDT, Aug. 17, 2014, on Food Network's... MORE about 'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show

Vice chiefs farewell

Vice chief: Never forget where we put our...

"We still have Soldiers and families we need to continue to care for," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell during his farewell ceremony Aug. 8, 2014, at the Pentagon. MORE about Vice chief: Never forget where we put our Soldiers

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 5-6, 2014, to meet with Soldiers and family members and to talk about the Army's Ready and... MORE about SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene

Army general killed in Afghanistan

An American general was killed Aug. 5, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, by an individual wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Security Forces. MORE about Army general killed in Afghanistan

View By Three

Investment in education needed, says vice

America ranking 19th worldwide in math, reading and science is a national security issue, said the Army's vice chief of staff, at the National Training Seminar of the Military Child Education... MORE about Investment in education needed, says vice

Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

Family readiness group provides support for...

An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group. MORE about Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

Gold Star Family members traveled to Sand Hill on Fort Benning, Georgia, July 18, 2014, for a glimpse into the day of a one station unit trainee, courtesy of the 198th Infantry Brigade. MORE about Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

Bullying is never acceptable

Community awareness takes the punch out of...

There is no place for bullying - not in the schools, not on the playground, and not in our formations - not here in USAG Daegu and Area IV, not anywhere. MORE about Community awareness takes the punch out of bullying

Company Commanders Daughter Named Army Military Child of Year

Recruiting Company Commander's Daughter Named...

Company commander's daughter named Army Military Child of the Year for forming a foundation that supports the children of military heroes MORE about Recruiting Company Commander's Daughter Named Army Military Child of Year

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to miracle baby at BAMC

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to...

When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked. MORE about Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at BAMC

Jeanne Chandler reads to USAG Ansbach children

SMA Chandler's wife reads to USAG Ansbach...

The wife of the sergeant major of the Army visited the Katterbach Child Development Center and spent time reading to children there July 1. MORE about SMA Chandler's wife reads to USAG Ansbach children

Letting go

Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches...

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp Out welcomed 30 children ages 6-17 to the Parrie Haynes Ranch, in Killeen, Texas, June 12-14, 2014. MORE about Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches out to Gold Star Families

AER

AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army...

This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses. MORE about AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army families

AFAP great way to see quality of life change

FORT SILL, Okla. -- "Tell us what you want" is the theme for this year's issue submission for the fiscal 2015 Army Family Action Plan conference. MORE about AFAP great way to see quality of life change

Fly away

Butterflies bring tears, smiles to Gold Star...

FORT LEE, Va. (June 4, 2014) -- About 50 Gold Star Family members and their relatives joined installation leaders and other community representatives for a May 29 Butterfly release ceremony at the... MORE about Butterflies bring tears, smiles to Gold Star Family members